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- cream:  Cream seems to have come from two distinct late Latin sources: crānum ‘cream’, which may be of Gaulish origin, and chrisma ‘ointment’ (from which English gets chrism [OE]). These two were probably blended together to produce Old French cresme or craime, immediate source of the English word. (Modern French crème was borrowed into English in the 19th century.)
- cream (n.)
- early 14c., creyme, from Old French cresme (13c., Modern French crème) "chrism, holy oil," blend of Late Latin chrisma "ointment" (from Greek khrisma "unguent;" see chrism) and Late Latin cramum "cream," which is perhaps from Gaulish. Replaced Old English ream. Re-borrowed 19c. from French as creme. Figurative sense of "most excellent element or part" is from 1580s. Cream-cheese is from 1580s.
- cream (v.)
- mid-15c., "to foam," from cream (n.). Meaning "to beat, thrash, wreck" is 1929, U.S. colloquial. Related: Creamed; creaming.
- 1. She gave him an extra scoop of clotted cream.
- 2. The Ball was attended by the cream of Hollywood society.
- 3. Garnish the plate with whipped cream rosettes and fresh fruits.
- 4. This means smaller banks can cream off big profits during lending booms.
- 5. He has been accused of skimming the cream off the economy.
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